The goal of collaborations is usually to point up the brands strength’s with a few new ideas, but it looks like Raf Simons was feeling a little restless when he took on the Doc Marten. And it’s fair to say the work boot never knew what hit it.
The resulting high-top ditches construction-worker grit for playfully useless gold sheen, swaps punk for glam, and generally embraces excess for excess’s sake. The general population should feel free to give these as wide a berth as possible, but if you’re part of Kanye’s entourage…your new shoes are in.
- — Russell Brandom